Nina Tangri, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville, joined Jaz Singh, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Halton-Peel Grant Review Team Member, and representatives from Community Living Mississauga on Friday, April 12th to officially open Community Living Mississauga’s newest Community Base Site on Crestlawn Dr.
The event also recognized a Capital Grant of $52,600 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation which enabled modifications to the site’s washrooms, as well as washrooms at three other Community Base Site.
“Through the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation we were able to install automatic door openers, call buttons, hands-free faucets as well as ceiling tracks and lifts at three of our Base Sites,” said Keith Tansley, Executive Director of Community Living Mississauga. “These renovations will promote independence for the more than 40 people who require support around mobility as accessibility barriers have now been removed.”
The Crestlawn location is one of four Base Site to be operated by Community Living Mississauga. The goal of each Base Site is to provide individuals who have an intellectual disability with opportunities to participate in meaningful social, recreational and leisure activities throughout the day.
In total, the four Base Sites support 189 people to participate in on-site activities as well as activities in the community. Individuals choose from volunteer, recreation and leisure options within the community of Mississauga and surrounding areas and are supported to fully participate in these activities.